Walnuts In Oregon
Hello, I live in Corbett and have been trying to find a good crop for the farm we're taking over (< 10 acres). I like that Walnuts will grow large and am prepared to find additional species of plants and trees that I may be able to grow beneath them. What sort of concerns should I have for the climate in my area in regards to Tulare & Chandler English Walnut trees? I was told by the owner of the farm in California that it wasn't worth my time, but upon all my research have found nothing suggesting that is true. You [OSU] have even published a paper for commercial Walnut cultivators, "Growing Walnuts in Oregon." Will these trees grow in my area? What are the biggest seasonal concerns I should be focused on that may impair the ability for my trees to maintain maximum productivity?
Multnomah County Oregon orchard